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The picture of Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton, who was the highest ranking British officer to die in the Battle of Waterloo, has hung in Cardiff’s museum for 100 years. But it will be put away after being reassessed in light of the Black Lives Matter movement. Huw tweeted: “As a journalist, I feel uncomfortable with this ‘censorship’ element of the story. Shouldn’t Picton be left on display to remind Wales of something of their past – shameful though?

Kath Davies, Director of Collections at the museum, said: ‘We have always recognized that the history of Picton is difficult, complex, controversial and we wanted to work with young people to decide how they wanted to think about this history and how they want to interpret this portrait.

Picton, also known as the Tyrant of Trinidad, is known for his cruel treatment of slaves with execution and mutilation.

He used trade to build his fortune and in 1806 was found guilty of torturing Luisa Calderon, a 14-year-old mixed-race girl, while he governed the island.

The curators are giving artists a £12,000 commission to produce artwork that reinterprets Picton from the perspective of its victims.

His painting will be replaced by Hedger and Ditcher: Portrait of William Lloyd, by Albert Houthuesen, a Dutch artist fascinated by the working life of Flintshire miners in the 1930s.